Poor Lazarus
Posted in Honey on 12.27.05

I stumbled upon this wonderful website – The Vera Hall Project – a website dedicated to preserving the music of Vera Hall a gospel singer from Alabama. Hall mostly sang gospel songs but she recorded these secular songs for Alan Lomax when he was recording her and her cousins in the late 1930s. Vera Hall is one of those discoveries that Lomax made on these trips that really just amazes me, she’s an amazing singer – both in tone and range and she’s certainly better than many of the female blues singers that manged to have record deals (at least for a few sides.

Vera Hall – Poor Lazarus


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By Blues Fanatic on 12.28.05 8:54 am

I love Vera Hall’s voice. I came across The Vera Hall Project website a couple of months ago, good stuff. Thanks for the song.

By peter patnaik on 12.28.05 6:33 pm

you gotta tell me these things, mr. fanatic :D

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